Ida Grove, Iowa

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Ida Grove is a city in Ida County, Iowa, United States. The population was 2,350 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Ida County[1].



Ida Grove is located at 42°20′40″N 95°28′14″W / 42.34444°N 95.47056°W / 42.34444; -95.47056 (42.344394, -95.470540)[2]. It is situated on the Maple River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km²) of it is land and 0.48% is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,350 people, 1,017 households, and 639 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,129.7 people per square mile (436.2/km²). There were 1,127 housing units at an average density of 541.8/sq mi (209.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.94% White, 0.09% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.21% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 1,017 households out of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.1% were non-families. 34.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.25 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.6% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 23.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 87.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,341, and the median income for a family was $46,213. Males had a median income of $31,185 versus $19,135 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,698. About 4.6% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 6.5% of those age 65 or over.

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